Life in Colour (BBC 1/HD in 4K on BBC iPlayer | 7:00pm to 8:00pm | Sunday 7th March 2021) ** PICK OF THE WEEK **
David Attenborough reveals the extraordinary ways that some animals use colour to hide and disappear into the background. The Bengal tigers of central India use their striped patterns to dazzle colour blind prey, while zebras on the Masai Mara use motion dazzle to confuse predators. Other animals use colour to trick and to deceive. On Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, a blue-striped blenny uses colours to mimic other fish and launch a sudden attack.
The Architecture The Railways Built (Yesterday | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 9th March 2021)
Tim Dunn goes behind the scenes at Bristol Temple Meads, a Grade I listed station, and is given special access to Brunel’s old Tudor station and boardroom.
The Dog House (Channel 4/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Thursday 11th March 2021)
Documentary following the staff of Wood Green animal charity, who are committed to matching their homeless dogs with prospective owners. An eight-stone Newfoundland makes a favourable first impression on the Coxon family, but staff are worried that his habit of showering everyone with a spray of slobber may take some of the gloss off. Nine-week-old French bulldog Kevin competes with a nervous terrier to win the hearts of loved-up couple Ryan and Katie, while a recently widowed grandmother seeks another `beating heart” to help fill a home that is feeling very empty.
Return to Dunblane with Lorraine Kelly (itv/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 11th March 2021)
Twenty five years ago, the small Scottish town of Dunblane was struck by tragedy when 16 primary school children and their teacher were murdered by a lone gunman. Lorraine Kelly was a reporter on the ground that day, and in this documentary she returns to speak again to those affected by the events. Her film also looks at the spirit of the town, which showed remarkable resilience and mutual support in the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in British history.
Kate Humble’s Coastal Walks (Channel 5/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Friday 12th March 2021)
Starting at Dunwich Heath, Kate walks an 11-mile stretch of the Suffolk coastline – one of the fastest eroding in Europe. The naturalist also finds one of the country’s biggest freshwater reed beds, and learns about the ancient art of thatching.
All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.